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Glassman: Harford County to align with state, proceed with additional Stage Two reopenings

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HARFORD COUNTY, MD—County Executive Barry Glassman has announced that Harford County will align with the state’s recommendation and proceed with additional reopenings as part of Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

“As of this morning, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting a total of 991 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths and 3 probable deaths among Harford County residents,” said Glassman on Friday in his weekly update. “At this time, all nursing home residents and staff in the county have been tested and there are no longer any active cases, according to the Harford County Health Department. This good news is a testament to the impact of safety precautions and cooperation between public health officials and those caring for some of our most vulnerable residents.”

“As you have likely heard by now, Harford County will follow the additional steps in Stage Two of the Maryland Roadmap to Recovery announced on Wednesday by Governor Hogan,” Glassman added. “The governor’s updated executive order no longer includes a 10-person limit on gatherings, although social distancing and avoiding large crowds are strongly encouraged. In addition, effective at 5 p.m. today, the governor has allowed indoor dining at 50% capacity and outdoor amusements are permitted with health and safety protocols in place.”

“Next Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m., indoor fitness facilities, outdoor pools and aquatic centers can reopen at 50% capacity and malls, casino and arcades can begin to safely resume activities,” Glassman concluded. “Details are on the Maryland Back to Business web page.”

Baltimore County will also reopen additional businesses at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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